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If you missed the first part of this series you can read part 1 here. This next piece is about learning to love yourself in your own body. We all know exactly what is wrong with our own bodies. To much weight, too thin, to tall, short, wrinkly skin, stretch marks, etc. In order to love yourself in your own body there are certain steps I suggest.
There is never going to be a perfect body. No matter how strong you become or how much weight you lose, there is always something else that could be better or improved. So instead of hating what you don’t have, accept what you do have. Be happy with all the things that make your body great. No matter how your body looks, it is amazing and beautiful. Don’t let the world tell you how you should look.
Show That You Love
When you love your dog, or your pet, you take care of it. You make sure you feed it right, give opportunities for exercise, and relaxation. The same should be said for your body. Don’t exercise to achieve a body you love, exercise because you love your body. Eating a bunch of fatty foods hurts your body. Eat healthy foods, because it’s good for your body.
And meditate often. Meditation relaxes the body and releases negative tensions. It can be healing for the mind and body. Find a quiet place and a comfortable position. Focus on taking deep rejuvenating breaths. Empty your mind, and release the tension. For me, the easiest way to fully relax is to focus on each part of my body. Starting at my head and moving down my body all the way to my feet. As I focus on each part of my body, I release tension and imagine feeling any pain or tension leak out as I breathe out. This also makes me more in tune with any areas of my body that may need some extra love and care.
Make Health Goals, instead of body goals
If the goals you make are more centered around achieving a healthy body and mind, it’s easier to stay on track. Picturing supermodel body and thinking you’ll be happy when you can achieve that is no way to love or happiness within yourself. I made a goal for weight loss, not because I needed a specific body. I made a weight loss goal to take control back. PCOS and depression had controlled my health for so long. I wanted control of my health and happiness. I had to turn to the right resources to bring things back under my control. Resources like metformin for hormone balance and Exipure for returning a naturally functioning body. I have been able to regain control of my body. I honestly haven’t quite hit my goal weight. However, as long as I continue to be healthy I am satisfied with that. I love my body whether I lose those last 6 months or not. I haven’t given up but I have accepted the health and body I have attained.
Remember to focus on what you love about yourself. What are some of your best features? What do you love about your body?